Writer and artist Kristen Radtke’s debut graphic memoir, Imagine Wanting Only This, combines vivid illustrations with an unflinching investigation of loss, memory, and the construction and dissolution of the self.
“My work is a lifelong celebration of futility.” Artist Roman Muradov, designer of this issue’s cover, discusses his various wells of inspiration, his relationship to the written word, and the importance of doing nothing.
Fiction writers Mat Johnson and Samuel Sattin on writing comics and novels; Artists struggle to create in Trump’s America; new literary, feminist, and political magazine seeks funding; and other news.
On retiring the term “graphic novel”; post-election reading list; the “Windshield Poet”; and other news.
Borges’s Library of Babel in 3D; online harassment of comic writer sparks conversation about misogyny in industry; Charles Dickens’s pet raven inspired Poe’s famous poem; and other news.
The Deaf Poets Society launches crowd-funding campaign; teen science and tech program incorporates science fiction into workshops; Margaret Atwood discusses her forthcoming graphic novel; and other news.
Elizabeth Bishop’s correspondence; the physical history of the book; novels written by comic book creators; and other news.
Poet Yona Harvey on writing for Marvel Comics; publishers react to recent firing of Barnes & Noble CEO; fiction writer Leopoldine Core on voyeurism and obsession; and other news.
The 2016 Man Booker Prize long list has been announced; a man named Hemingway wins Hemingway lookalike contest; a consideration of workplace fiction by women; and other news.
Muslim teen poetry group addresses U.S. Islamophobia; authors set to perform Oscar Wilde’s work in the prison where he served a sentence; Viet Thanh Nguyen on the process of writing his Pulitzer Prize–winning novel; and other news.